By: Liu Shih-yi and Lilian Wu
Taipei, May 19 (CNA) The Taipei District Prosecutors Office said Tuesday that it is dropping a case against the late Taiwanese arms broker Andrew Wang (汪傳浦) for his role in the death of a Navy officer in 1993.
The office said that Wang — the key figure in the corruption scandal surrounding Taiwan’s 1991 procurement of Lafayette-class frigates from France — fled Taiwan in 1993, shortly after the suspicious death of Navy Officer Yin Ching-feng (尹清楓).
Yin is widely believed to have been murdered because he was ready to blow the whistle on those who took kickbacks in the frigate deal.
Wang lived in England for many years before dying of cancer in January at the age of 86. [FULL STORY]